The table below looks at the statistics for the Linux Administrator role in IT jobs advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Linux Administrator in their job title over the 3 months to 1 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux Administrator
Rank 239 199 222
Rank change year-on-year
-40 +23
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Administrator 16 45 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.28% 0.73% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.75% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 13 34 18
Average salary £40,000 £38,750 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £35,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £44,500 £52,000 £47,200
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%
Linux Administrator
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the South West region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5473 6027 5644
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 96.76% 97.41% 96.74%
Number of salaries quoted 4590 4942 4723
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £22,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £53,000 £55,648
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Linux Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Linux Administrator in the job title across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Linux Administrator Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Linux Administrator
Salary Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Linux Administrator across the South West region.

Linux Administrator Salary Trend in the South West

Linux Administrator
Salary Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Linux Administrator across the South West region over the 3 months to 1 May 2016.

Linux Administrator Salary Histogram in the South West

Linux Administrator
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Linux Administrator within the South West region over the 3 months to 1 May 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Dorset 0 6 £40,000 +6.66%
Bristol -10 4 £40,000 -
Gloucestershire - 4 £43,750 - 1
Devon +1 1 £30,000 -47.82%
Somerset -4 1 £45,000 +28.57%
Linux Administrator
England

Linux Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT jobs across the South West region that cited Linux Administrator in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Linux Administrator in their job title.

1 48 (100.00%) Linux
2 32 (66.67%) MySQL
3 31 (64.58%) VMware
4 30 (62.50%) LAMP
4 30 (62.50%) Apache
5 27 (56.25%) PHP
6 26 (54.17%) Perl
7 25 (52.08%) SNMP
7 25 (52.08%) IPv4
7 25 (52.08%) IPv6
7 25 (52.08%) MPLS
7 25 (52.08%) OSPF
7 25 (52.08%) Telecoms
7 25 (52.08%) EIGRP
8 24 (50.00%) VLAN
9 17 (35.42%) WAN
9 17 (35.42%) LAN
10 16 (33.33%) Presales
10 16 (33.33%) L2TP
10 16 (33.33%) BGP
11 15 (31.25%) DevOps
11 15 (31.25%) VMware Infrastructure
12 14 (29.17%) Bash Shell
13 11 (22.92%) Puppet
14 10 (20.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 10 (20.83%) Tomcat
14 10 (20.83%) Python
15 9 (18.75%) Red Hat
15 9 (18.75%) Amazon AWS
15 9 (18.75%) Opscode Chef

Linux Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT jobs across the South West region that cited Linux Administrator in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Linux Administrator in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 30 (62.50%) Apache
2 10 (20.83%) Tomcat
3 4 (8.33%) JBoss
4 3 (6.25%) OpenStack
5 1 (2.08%) Apache Solr
5 1 (2.08%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 9 (18.75%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (8.33%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (2.08%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (52.08%) EIGRP
1 25 (52.08%) IPv4
1 25 (52.08%) IPv6
1 25 (52.08%) MPLS
1 25 (52.08%) OSPF
1 25 (52.08%) SNMP
2 24 (50.00%) VLAN
3 17 (35.42%) LAN
3 17 (35.42%) WAN
4 16 (33.33%) BGP
4 16 (33.33%) L2TP
5 8 (16.67%) VoIP
6 5 (10.42%) Firewall
7 4 (8.33%) HTTP
8 2 (4.17%) Internet
8 2 (4.17%) TCP/IP
9 1 (2.08%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (2.08%) Intrusion Detection
9 1 (2.08%) VPN
9 1 (2.08%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (66.67%) MySQL
2 1 (2.08%) Big Data
2 1 (2.08%) Infinispan
2 1 (2.08%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (16.67%) Git (software)
1 8 (16.67%) Jenkins
2 5 (10.42%) Selenium
2 5 (10.42%) Vagrant
3 1 (2.08%) JIRA
General
1 25 (52.08%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.17%) Advertising
2 2 (4.17%) Finance
3 1 (2.08%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (62.50%) LAMP
2 5 (10.42%) Web Services
3 3 (6.25%) SOAP
4 1 (2.08%) HornetQ
4 1 (2.08%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.08%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.08%) iPad
2 1 (2.08%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 48 (100.00%) Linux
2 10 (20.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 7 (14.58%) CentOS
3 7 (14.58%) Ubuntu
4 3 (6.25%) Unix
5 2 (4.17%) Debian
5 2 (4.17%) Windows
5 2 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.08%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (2.08%) Solaris
6 1 (2.08%) Windows 10
6 1 (2.08%) Windows 7
6 1 (2.08%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (33.33%) Presales
2 15 (31.25%) DevOps
3 8 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (8.33%) ITIL
4 4 (8.33%) Scrum
5 3 (6.25%) Change Management
5 3 (6.25%) Continuous Delivery
5 3 (6.25%) ITIL V3
5 3 (6.25%) Kanban
5 3 (6.25%) Service Management
6 1 (2.08%) Analytics
6 1 (2.08%) Cybersecurity
6 1 (2.08%) High Availability
6 1 (2.08%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 1 (2.08%) Performance Testing
6 1 (2.08%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (2.08%) SDLC
6 1 (2.08%) Security Testing
6 1 (2.08%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 27 (56.25%) PHP
2 26 (54.17%) Perl
3 14 (29.17%) Bash Shell
4 10 (20.83%) Python
5 6 (12.50%) Shell Script
6 1 (2.08%) Java
6 1 (2.08%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (8.33%) Degree
2 3 (6.25%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.17%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.08%) BC Cleared
4 1 (2.08%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (2.08%) CCNA
4 1 (2.08%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.08%) RHCE
4 1 (2.08%) RHCSA
4 1 (2.08%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.08%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 15 (31.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (12.50%) KVM
3 5 (10.42%) Xen
4 1 (2.08%) Gluster
4 1 (2.08%) iptables
4 1 (2.08%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (22.92%) Puppet
2 9 (18.75%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (8.33%) Capistrano
4 2 (4.17%) Ansible
4 2 (4.17%) Nagios
5 1 (2.08%) Check_MK
5 1 (2.08%) Graylog
5 1 (2.08%) Pingdom
Vendors
1 31 (64.58%) VMware
2 9 (18.75%) Red Hat
3 4 (8.33%) Atlassian
4 3 (6.25%) HP
5 1 (2.08%) Cisco
5 1 (2.08%) F5
5 1 (2.08%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.08%) Qualys
5 1 (2.08%) Sophos
5 1 (2.08%) Splunk